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load bearing wall with single top plate


December 12, 2016, 6:58 pm

Can an existing partition wall with a single top plate be used as a load bearing wall if strengthened? I was considering inserting 2x4 blocking between each stud (studs are 16 o.c.) and nailing them... Read more »

3/4" clean stone


November 2, 2016, 2:03 pm

How much does 1 yard of 3/4 clean stone weigh? Read more »

Suggestions? House Exterior Covering


October 23, 2016, 5:20 pm

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipON8QqsbtH6GSmjCrCFj3WMKS0H-8G7NU0rONqK or https://www.dropbox.com/s/ne5q6wfa23y4lb7/2733-N8th-20161020_184653.jpg?dl=0 What's a cheap way to make the exterior... Read more »

Bathtub problem, Please help


April 12, 2016, 11:56 pm

Ok question bout bath tubs. I live in a mobile home & I want to replace my corner garden tub with a regural tub( really want one with jets). My tub size is 52 3/4 by 52/ 34 16 deep. Where can I find... Read more »

Detritis (crap) falling into living room


December 17, 2015, 11:29 pm

I have had this fire in place for 14 years, recently the coals on fire have been subjected to detritus (stuff) coming down the chimney flume and falling into the fire, and often then into the living ... Read more »

Insulation recommendation for detached garage


December 15, 2015, 11:58 pm

I have a detached garage that is framed with wood as well as concrete board siding. I was wanting to insulate the area for a hydroponic garden that I have but was concerned with the moisture getting ... Read more »

3/4" plywood weight capacity


November 29, 2015, 5:57 pm

Building a platform bed for a Queen size bed. Using 3/4 CDX for the platform in 2 pieces. 40 wide x 60 long Supported on both 40 spans, but only 1 of the 60 spans. Will this work? or do I need to ru... Read more »

RCH BUILDERS Reduces Project Cost By $250,000 in London, Ontario


September 29, 2015, 9:02 pm

RCH Builders is pleased to announce the recent completion of building renov ations and re-branding of a commercial building on one of London's busiest arteries, located on Adelaide Street, South i... Read more »

Alaska Coal Stove Recalls


September 26, 2015, 2:30 pm

Can someone tell me how I can find out if there has been any recalls filed on any of the Alaska Coal Stoves. Inside of my coal stove are 3, little nubs that help hold up the grate. The nub in th... Read more »

Are there any actual home construction postings on here any more?


September 4, 2015, 7:02 pm

Looking through the last few months of postings, it's pretty much all spam. Is there any actual information left here? Are there any other groups that have any? Read more »

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Patio Roof Beam, Post and Pier Size rating: 5

I'm considering putting in a patio roof attached to the house. It will have typical composition shingles to match the existing roof. I'm just doing some background investigation on costs, feasib... Read more »

Gameroom construction/building code? rating: 5

We just bought a newer foreclosure earlier this year in the DFW TX area.. Home is only 4 years old and has a designated gameroom. It is located upstairs and I want to move a small coin-op pool tabl... Read more »

New England Homes, Inc., New England Modular Homes, Inc. rating: 5

Interesting article from the VP of New England Homes, Inc., Greenland, NH. I sounds like even the VP of New England Homes has doughts of their NEH assembling contractors performances. Regulations sou... Read more »

One man's answer to stonehenge - KISS it! rating: 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K7q20VzwVs This man demonstrates one possible way how stonehenge could have been built. Use the KISS method. Keep it simple stupid. Read more »

Mortar repointing question rating: 5

I'm hoping someone can provide some direction for me. I realize that what I am about to ask is nigh onto impossible to accurately estimate, given the many variables at work. I am on the finance c... Read more »

Hilti Ferroscan RV 10 for sale rating: 5

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ok without ceiling joists? rating: 5

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Hi, I'm a DIYer that's making plans to build a wood working shed in my backyard. I do woodworking as a hobby but I've never done any construction such as this. The workshop is going to be 16x24.... Read more »

OSB resistance to pooled water? rating: 5

There is a spec house going up in the phase II part of our sub. We've gotten a torrential downpour, a real monsoon, last weekend. The roof on this spec was only papered at the time, although the... Read more »

Stair stringer layout help rating: 5

There is a stair stringer layout tool for the iPad that makes cutting stringers simple and easy called StairBuilderPro. It is unlike any other layout tool/guide in that no framing square or angle g... Read more »

FLorida Codes? rating: 5

I am a mason of over two decades that has recently purchased a home in Port Richey, FL. Soon after moving into the home I noticed termites had all but eaten the frame of a garage door (the tin door... Read more »

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